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Tech for Good Challenge Winners

Author: SIE
Published Date: 13 September 2013

The eleven winners of the Tech for Good Challenge have today been unveiled as England’s most innovative and disruptive early-stage ventures whose imaginative use of digital technology promises to have a profound impact on the future life chances of young people.    

This challenge forms part of Big Issue Invest and Nominet Trust’s commitment to turning the traditional funding and CSR model on its head by ensuring corporations truly engage with the ventures in which they are investing.    

The first Tech for Good Challenge has the support of five corporate partners: Bank of AmericaMerrill LynchLDCThe MITIE FoundationSalesforce Foundation and Unity Trust Bank, and has backing from The Big Lottery. It set out to find the nation’s brightest early-stage ventures and received more than one hundred applications from teams with technology innovations designed to tackle issues affecting young people.    

Annika Small, CEO of Nominet Trust, said: “Digital technology has transformed how we communicate, how we work, how we buy and sell, and how we learn. The Tech for Good Challenge demonstrates how technology can also transform how we address big social problems, in this case creating greater opportunities for disadvantaged and marginalised young people.

“If we are going to have any chance of solving our society’s pressing problems, we need to come together like never before across traditional sectors and disciplines. Key to the success of the Challenge has been the opportunity for charities and social enterprises to benefit from the ambition, experience and skills of corporate mentors who have helped the ventures on the path to high growth.”

Find out more about the Tech for Good Challenge and the winning ventures in the full article by Pioneers Post here